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04.07.21

Hoeven Announces Economic Relief Funding to Additional North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced additional North Dakota airports will receive funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed by Congress in December. Hoeven previously announced additional airports to receive funding, which will be used to supplement the cost to clean, sanitize and combat the spread of pathogens at … Continue Reading


04.01.21

Hoeven Announces FAA Funding to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $600,000 to the State of North Dakota. This grant will support efforts to reevaluate air transportation needs in North Dakota and update the existing study of airport systems throughout the state as needed. "Access to air transportation plays a key role in North Dakota's economy, and this… Continue Reading


03.31.21

Hoeven Statement on Biden Infrastructure Plan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on the Biden administration's over $2 trillion infrastructure plan. "Investing in our nation's infrastructure is a bipartisan priority in Congress and there is broad support for updating our roads, bridges, railways, broadband and other vital infrastructure. While there are priorities in this proposal that have bipartisan su… Continue Reading


03.31.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Price Transparency, Competition in Livestock Markets

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently helped introduce bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to increase transparency and competition among meat packers. The legislation requires that a minimum of 50 percent of a meat packer's weekly volume of beef slaughter be purchased on the open or spot market. "Our ranchers play an … Continue Reading


03.29.21

Hoeven, Bennet Introduce Legislation to Ensure HOS & ELD Regulations Work for Ag Haulers

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today announced they have reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to reform the Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Further, the bill would delay enforcement of the ELD rule until the required reforms are formally proposed by the Transportation Secretary. This bill follows Hoeven's successful effort… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Hoeven: Border Security is Vital to National Security

MCALLEN, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today joined a delegation led by Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to review the ongoing illegal immigration crisis at the southern border. The senators met with border patrol agents, reviewed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations and processing facilities, visited border crossings and held a roundtable with local officials. "Our nation is facing an unprecedented crisis at the … Continue Reading


03.25.21

Hoeven Votes to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to approve legislation to extend the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until May 31, 2021. The legislation has now passed both chambers of Congress and will go to the president to be signed into law. "The PPP has been a central part of our effort to support families and businesses during this public health emergency. This program has enabled people to keep their jobs and benefits, and allowed emp… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Hoeven: GRE Takes Big Step Forward on Coal Creek Power Plant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after Great River Energy notified its employees that they are entering into formal negotiations to sell Coal Creek Station to a new operator, ensuring its operation beyond 2022. Hoeven has been working with the company to help make it happen and to advance carbon capture and sequestration efforts. "Coal Creek Station is one of the most efficient power plants in… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Accelerate Implementation of CCUS Technologies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to enhance the 45Q credit for carbon oxide sequestration and 48A advanced coal project tax credits to better support the development and implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies (CCUS). Specifically, the legislation: Provides a direct payment option for the 45Q and 48A CCUS tax incentives… Continue Reading


03.24.21

Hoeven Statement After USDA Announces Additional COVID-19 Assistance for Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced additional COVID-19 assistance utilizing the $13 billion in agriculture funding Hoeven secured in the year-end funding package. "Over the past several years, we've worked to secure strong fundin… Continue Reading


03.24.21

Hoeven Announces Economic Relief Funding to North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding to the following North Dakota airports. This funding, made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed Congress in December and will be used to support a healthy and safe traveling environment, by supplementing the cost to clean, sanitize and combat the spread of pa… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Hoeven Announces USDA NIFA Funding to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $499,991 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). This grant will be used to support research related to the expansion of small and medium-size farm businesses through integrating farming systems and livestock reproductive strategies. "Small and mid-size farms are an im… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Hoeven Announces Nearly $20 Million in FEMA Funding to ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded two grants totaling nearly $20 million to North Dakota entities. The details of the funding, which was made available under the Stafford Act, are as follows: More than $18.3 million to the North Dakota Department of Health to support statewide testing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly $1.13 mill… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Hoeven, Colleagues Press Interior Secretary for Answers on Oil & Gas Moratorium

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, this week joined his colleagues in pressing Interior Secretary Debra Haaland to provide answers regarding an upcoming forum on the administration's moratorium on federal oil and gas leasing. In a letter led by ENR Committee Ranking Member Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the senators expressed concern over the limitations placed on public participation in the forum, citing the laws that govern t… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Hoeven Announces $1.2 Million in Head Start Funding to TGU School District

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded $1,206,928 to TGU School District #60. Today's grant will be used to provide Head Start programs for eligible children under the age of five and their families as they prepare for school. "The school-readiness services and resources made available through Head Start are critical and support … Continue Reading


03.22.21

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Marty Walsh as U.S. Secretary of Labor. "Considering the serious impacts of COVID-19 on our nation's economy, the Department of Labor has a critical role to play in supporting families, helping workers retrain and getting us back to full employment. While I am concerned about a number of Mayor Walsh's policy positions, he indicated that he would listen and collaborate and I am hopeful that we can work … Continue Reading


03.22.21

Hoeven Continues Effort to Ensure Administration Ends Proposal to Change Metro Area Status

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today continued his efforts to press the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to abandon plans to change the current definition of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Hoeven joined Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and a bipartisan group of senators in outlining to OMB Acting Director Rob Fairweather the negative consequences that doubling the minimum requirement for MSA from 50,000 to 100,000 people would have on rural communities… Continue Reading


03.19.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Support Individuals Pursuing Education and Job Training to Reenter the Workforce

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in introducing the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act. This legislation will help support individuals pursuing high-quality, shorter-term education and training programs by expanding eligibility to receive federal Pell Grants. "The JOBS Act will help close the skills gap for workers not only in North Dakota, but across the country," said Hoeven. "It's important that we a… Continue Reading


03.18.21

Hoeven Statement After Opposing HHS Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to oppose the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). "As we continue working to end this public health emergency, our nation needs qualified leadership. Attorney General Becerra has no experience in the health care sector, a serious deficiency for a HHS Secretary. Moreover, he has taken a wide range of positions that are directly opposed to the interests and values o… Continue Reading


03.18.21

Hoeven Outlines ND Priorities to Secretary Vilsack

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, this week spoke with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and pressed the Secretary to: Quickly distribute remaining Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments to farmers and ranchers. Fully fund the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and expedite completion of the Wild… Continue Reading

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